Mur­ray starts gig on a level play­ing field

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO -

NEW Chan­nel 5 foot­ball front­man Colin Mur­ray has in­sisted he won’t show any bias when he hosts their EFL high­lights cov­er­age – be­cause he doesn’t sup­port any of the teams!

In the last cou­ple of sea­sons, Ge­orge Ri­ley has teamed up with, first, Kelly Cates, and then Lynsey Hip­grave to host the high­lights pack­age from Cham­pi­onship to League Two.

But now Liver­pool fan Mur­ray has taken the reins.

“I have a soft spot for a few EFL teams, but I don’t sup­port any so there are no con­flicts of in­ter­est!” he said.

“How­ever, I do make sure I visit a few EFL and Non-League grounds ev­ery sea­son, be­cause the ex­pe­ri­ences are so varied and dif­fer­ent, plus the con­nec­tion to the fans is of­ten more special.

“I’m as ex­cited to front a show that brings you the goals from The New Lawn (For­est Green) as I am from Villa Park.’’

Renowned for his en­ter­tain­ing and opin­ion­ated style, Mur­ray brings a wealth of ex­pe­ri­ence from the sporting world, hav­ing pre­sented for a decade on BBC Sport, talkSPORT and BBC 5 Live.

He will present high­lights from across the EFL’s three di­vi­sions, as well as the Carabao Cup and Check­a­trade Tro­phy Fi­nal.

“Th­ese clubs are the lifeblood of English foot­ball,” he said.

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